The change is the result of a “security review and update,” which Governor John Kasich (R) ordered following the July terror attack on unarmed Marines and Sailors in Chattanooga.
According to The Columbus Dispatch, “72 Guard facilities” now allow the carrying of arms for self-defense, and recruitment offices in Columbus, Dayton, Findlay, and Painesville reopened “after having been moved to nearby armories.”
Ohio National Guard members had been unarmed until now due to “concerns about negligent discharges of firearms.” But the Dispatch reports that the combination of the Chattanooga attack, the 2013 assault on military personnel at the DC Navy Yard, and the heinous November 2009 attack on soldiers at Fort Hood changed everything.
FK – Where’s Kentucky’s new guv on this? Anyone know? Is he proving to be as ‘libertarian’ as many hoped? When you sign that line you become Uncle Sugar’s property. Simple fact. The ‘National’ guard is not the militia, no way no how, no matter how much they lie.